Fontographer Has a New Home at Fontlab Ltd.
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Fontlab Ltd., 136 E 8th St., Port Angeles WA 98362, USA
FONTOGRAPHER HAS A NEW HOME AT FONTLAB LTD.
Fontlab Ltd. Licenses Legendary Font Editor,
Plans to Continue Development
For Immediate Release
Monday, May 9, 2005
Contact: Ted Harrison
Tel: +1 (509) 272-3260
Port Angeles, WA, USA, May 9, 2005: Fontlab Ltd. is pleased to
announce the licensing from Macromedia Inc. of the Fontographer
product line. "Fontographer is a respected name in the field of
digital typography," said Ted Harrison, president of Fontlab Ltd. "We
are proud to add this legendary font editor to our lineup of
products." As of today, Fontlab will continue to sell the current
version of Fontographer while beginning work on fixing bugs and
preparing a new version - expected to be released early next year.
"With nearly two decades of presence on the market, Fontographer has
gained a reputation as an easy-to-use and reliable tool for creating
digital fonts, and continues to boast a strong and dedicated user
community among desktop publishers, graphic designers and
typographers. We feel that Fontographer will find a secure and
comfortable home at Fontlab Ltd. Our team is committed to continuing
the development of a brand-new version of the product," said Harrison.
Harrison continues, "With our TypeTool product we have a font editor
for beginners, hobbyists and students. FontLab Studio and AsiaFont
Studio are our high-end products with a certain degree of technical
complexity, aimed at professional type designers. With Fontographer,
we now have a tool that fills the gap between those products - a font
editor for graphic designers and desktop publishers, powerful enough
for real-world typography but without all the bells and whistles of
our high-end products."
Fontlab Ltd. will offer upgrade paths from TypeTool 2 to Fontographer
4.1 (US$249) and from Fontographer 4.1 to FontLab Studio (US$299) and
to AsiaFont Studio (prices to be announced.)
Fontlab will assume support for Fontographer version 4.1+ from
Macromedia and will retain the services of Fontographer guru Jim
Gallagher, who has nurtured Fontographer for the last ten years, and
who will advise the Fontlab development team in their task of
About Fontlab Ltd.
Fontlab Ltd. is the world's leading developer of digital typography
solutions. Their full line of products is dedicated to solving
typographic issues ranging from the simple to the most complex. These
products include: AsiaFont StudioT, BitFonterT, FontLab StudioT,
ScanFontT, TypeToolT, TransTypeT, FontFlasherT, FONmakerT, SigMakerT
CompoCompilerT and Photofont. More information on all Fontlab
products can be seen at www.fontlab.com.
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